Carter M. Westlund

Nursing shortage hits GW

National nursing shortages are hitting the GW hospital hard, exhausting the existing nursing staff and compromising patient care, GW doctors say. John Williams, dean of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, told University trustees Oct. 18 that the hospital is worried about nurse “burnout” and looking to hire at least 120 new nurses. “There […]

SJT shmoozes with freshmen

More 400 freshmen chatted with President Stephen Joel Trachtenberg on issues ranging from his first kiss to tuition increases Wednesday night in the Hippodrome. The annual “late night with the president” offered freshmen the opportunity to ask Trachtenberg questions and a chance to win a pizza party with the president. Lafayette Hall, which had 47 […]

Slugs speed district commute

Every weekday for the past two years, GW alum Jeffery Hatton has been doing exactly what his mother always warned him not to do when he was younger – accepting rides from complete strangers. The International Monetary Fund employee is part of a growing number of District area professionals who proudly call themselves “slugs.” When […]